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Federal Ban on Steel Jaw Leghold Traps ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

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Steel jaw leghold traps- nasty, cruel mechanical devices, designed to grasp an animal by the leg using spring-operated metal jaws. In their desperation to escape the pain and terror of being trapped, the captured animal will sometimes bite off the limb

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Pat B (357)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 10:03 am
Sad, sad, sad.!!! TY, Cher. Done.

. (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 10:11 am

Freya H (361)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 10:17 am
Noted and signed. These should have been banned worldwide decades ago!

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 10:38 am
n+s TY

Elizabeth O (94)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 10:38 am

penny C (91)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:04 am

Julie E (417)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:07 am
I hope that eagle was saved... What torture for the animals...

naomi cohen (55)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:14 am
thank you for this, cher. ban all traps everywhere! it is a horrrific . to be tortured, and then bleed to death.

natasha s (714)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:26 am
Signed,thanks. This has gotta go,just awfull.

Barbara K (59)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:28 am
S & N, thanks, my friend. Besides being cruel, they kill unintended victims too.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:57 am
Noted and signed. Thanks, Cher.

Sue H (7)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 12:01 pm
Noted and Absolutely signed, thanks.

Bartlomiej T (296)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 12:19 pm
Signed. Thank you Cher

Constance F (418)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 12:45 pm
Signed and shared, thank you !

Alison A (244)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 12:53 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.

Jim P (3261)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 1:15 pm
Petition signed.

Ban the use of all traps as they are cruel and kill non-target animals.

Ty, Constance forward & Cher.

Kay M (347)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 1:23 pm

Mike H (251)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 1:23 pm
Signed thanks Cher

Laurie H (819)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 1:41 pm
So Many Thanks for sending Constance & Cher for posting----these torture chambers never should have been made to begin with!!!! I'll fight for the ban on these every chance I get--- Definitely, Signed & Shared ~~~

karen n (57)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 1:44 pm
seeing the eagle in the picture-well-that was enough right there to make me sign!!!

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 1:54 pm
Trapping should be outlawed & traps banned all over the world. All lives matter as our own is treasured! I signed, Thanks Cher.

Christeen A (448)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 2:21 pm

. (7)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 2:25 pm
We need a Federal ban, these trap are so horrible. Noted and signed, thanks Cher.

Kristine H (75)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 2:30 pm
Signed and noted Cher. It is hard to believe that leghold traps are still legal. They are inhumane and dangerous for unintended animals. I have been working for years within local communities to get these traps banned. We can only hope that some day our efforts will pay off! Thanks for posting.

Nicole W (646)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 2:40 pm
signed and shared, thank you Cher

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 2:59 pm

Lisa N (765)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:04 pm
Lisa, You signed on January 20, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden

Angelika R (143)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:04 pm
thx Cher, signed, also the WH petition for banning (which btw also NON US CAN sign after creating account)

Tamara Hayes (185)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:09 pm
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared as well as comment below sent. Thanks Cher.

I can't even believe these were ever legal to begin with. How can you allow such a medieval device to still be used? It is past time that the leaders of this country recognize that the trapping, killing and cruel use of animals for sport or entertainment are not going to be tolerated by a very large number of people who were responsible for putting you into office. Please ban the use of steel jaw leg traps immediately.

Rock H (254)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:38 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks Cher!

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:41 pm
Signed and noted thanks

Christine S (134)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 4:01 pm
Cruel and non-selective. Signed.

Betty G (559)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 4:19 pm
I added my signature. Thanks Cher.

Victoria P (113)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 4:26 pm
Signed with thanks

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 4:34 pm

Animae C (517)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:03 pm
signed #253

Shelly Peterson (213)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:29 pm
SO SIGNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!%%$##$%$@@@!!!!...may this and 1000 more logical petitions , WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

James W (262)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:29 pm
James, You signed on January 20, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden Maybe Barack & Joe need one slammed shut on their leg!

Erin R (183)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:42 pm

Susan L (150)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:13 pm
signed and noted.

Fran away F (122)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:13 pm
There is NO justification for continuing to allow this antiquated form of torture! Signed and noted, thanks Cher!

Catherine Turley (192)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:22 pm
ty cher and constance.

michelle t (41)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:30 pm
Ban trapping internationally.It is disgusting animal cruelty at it's worst

Kate A (10)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:36 pm
S/N, thank you

samantha l (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:38 pm

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 7:05 pm
S & N!

Evelyn B (79)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 7:22 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Cher...

Esther Z (94)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 7:44 pm
Noted and signed.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 8:04 pm

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 8:06 pm
Tuft Cher and Henriette for sharing

pam w (139)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 8:13 pm
Signed, of course! This is just DISGUSTING!

lydie durand (15)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 8:45 pm
Merci Cher. C'est fait

Ingrid A (524)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 8:56 pm
Its done and also the whitehouse one Constance, thank you.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 9:48 pm
So glad that am too spiritually conscious to participate in this bloody mess that so many guests who come to Earth are reveling in! The despair, cruelty, pain inflicted here is so gruesome and sad. Wish there was something I could say or do to end it, but, if they don't listen to Masters such as Buddha, Jesus, Pythagorus, Rumi, et al, there is little hope. Without eyes to see and ears to hear (inner: THIRD EYE & EAR for the mystical LOGOS or WORD, Om etc) none can attain enlightenment and are doomed to suffer in future what they do to others today.

Roshani S (83)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 10:25 pm
Noted & signed! Thank you Henriette for sharing.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 10:54 pm

Leslene Dunn (84)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:02 pm
Signed - so with the barbaric evil humans that put them down fall into them and die the most agonising, horrific deaths.

Marie W (67)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:06 pm

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:09 pm

Susan V (80)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:16 pm

Michael Carney (218)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:20 pm
Noted, and signed...This is just a disgrace, only Humans could think this is a good idea...I wish everyone who uses these traps, would suffer the same pain, and agony that the Animals suffer when they step in one of these horrible things...

Kim O (396)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:24 pm
Signed! Thanks Cher!

Julia R (295)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:35 pm
Noted, Signed & Shared! No Country that thinks of itself as progressive should allow steel leghold traps! These are horrible torture devices that inflict the most horrible suffering on animals. No animal should ever have to die in one of these abhorrent traps! I hope that the people who set them some day in the afterlife get to experience the anguish that they have put their fellow creatures here on this earth! It is unbecoming of our Nation and its people not to ban these traps and make them illegal!
"To inflict cruelties on defenseless creatures, or condone such acts, is to abuse one of the cardinal tenets of a civilized society - reverence for life." - Dr. Jon Evans

Roxy H (350)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:37 pm
Posting on The Wolf Army Thanks furry ones :)

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Monday January 21, 2013, 12:03 am
Noted and signed.

Joy Wong (102)
Monday January 21, 2013, 12:09 am
Noted and signed.

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Monday January 21, 2013, 12:13 am
Victoria, You signed on January 21, 2013.

Monday January 21, 2013, 12:20 am
#403@N with hope...
Thank you!

Elsie Au (259)
Monday January 21, 2013, 1:02 am
Ban all the trappings and hunting. It is a MURDER of innocent lives.

P A (117)
Monday January 21, 2013, 1:35 am
Bless you, Constance, for sending me this - I have largely given up looking for petitions on C2 due to the fact that about 19 petitions out of 20 seem to be extremely odd if not downright weird and incomprehensible the last few times I have looked! Signed 430.

Jan Garen (86)
Monday January 21, 2013, 2:04 am
Signed - legal torture of animals - unbelievable.

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday January 21, 2013, 2:14 am
so so signed (Frans, You signed on January 21, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden)

I REALLY hope the photographer helped that eagle......

Tanya W (65)
Monday January 21, 2013, 3:41 am
Noted and already signed!!! An eye for an eye - lets see how the poachers like being imprissioned in their own trap!!!

Monday January 21, 2013, 4:10 am
Signed & Noted. Thanks Cher

Veronique L (209)
Monday January 21, 2013, 4:30 am

Past Member (0)
Monday January 21, 2013, 5:06 am
This is, in fact, killing

Anna Z (1)
Monday January 21, 2013, 5:14 am
noted and signed.

Carol H (229)
Monday January 21, 2013, 5:18 am
signed and noted

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Monday January 21, 2013, 5:32 am
Signed & Shared.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Monday January 21, 2013, 6:16 am
Noted and signed Cher :-0 Tnx

Ilona a (51)
Monday January 21, 2013, 6:29 am

Ruth C (95)
Monday January 21, 2013, 6:32 am

Joe R (190)
Monday January 21, 2013, 6:52 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Monday January 21, 2013, 7:35 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Cher for the post. Tanks henriette for the forward.

Gudrun D (447)
Monday January 21, 2013, 7:53 am
Signed #743 - thanks Cher.

Gloria picchetti (310)
Monday January 21, 2013, 8:07 am

Laurie S (73)
Monday January 21, 2013, 8:30 am
Laurie, You signed on January 21, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden

. (0)
Monday January 21, 2013, 8:30 am

Sara P (58)
Monday January 21, 2013, 8:49 am
Signed. Thanks Cher!

Valerie H (133)
Monday January 21, 2013, 9:01 am
Thank you, signed

katarzyna phillips (6)
Monday January 21, 2013, 9:10 am
signed and noted. one of the instances, i can say i am proud to be british!

. (0)
Monday January 21, 2013, 9:13 am
Steel jaw leghold traps-nasty, cruel mechanical devices such traps are mostly used by poachers
This use is a great shame, should be completely deleted
#778 signed and noted - thank you so much for this share Cher

Past Member (0)
Monday January 21, 2013, 9:26 am
Armand, You signed on January 21, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden
TU Cher

paul m (93)
Monday January 21, 2013, 9:33 am

Signed,,,,,,See what your Governments allow and you pay their wages,,,

End Cruelty Deb W (152)
Monday January 21, 2013, 9:34 am

Mike M (43)
Monday January 21, 2013, 9:40 am

aj E (164)
Monday January 21, 2013, 10:07 am

Past Member (0)
Monday January 21, 2013, 10:26 am
Signed and noted.

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Monday January 21, 2013, 11:00 am
Signed and sadly noted

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Monday January 21, 2013, 11:00 am
Signed and sadly noted

deb s (145)
Monday January 21, 2013, 11:13 am
this pic depicting a bald eagle in this trap should disgust every American who loves animals and what our eagle represents US as a nation This should be acted upon immediately!!!!

jules r (7)
Monday January 21, 2013, 11:33 am
signed and noted

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Monday January 21, 2013, 11:49 am
Signed and noted.

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Monday January 21, 2013, 12:22 pm
Noted and signed.

maggie m (12)
Monday January 21, 2013, 12:27 pm
signed :)

Amy E (66)
Monday January 21, 2013, 1:02 pm

Dana B (144)
Monday January 21, 2013, 1:18 pm
gladly signed, thank you

Pamela W (75)
Monday January 21, 2013, 1:26 pm
Signed and noted. Horrified to learn that these atrocities are still being used - They were banned in UK when I was just a kid !!!

Jason Green (235)
Monday January 21, 2013, 1:31 pm
signed #938 thank you

Kathleen R (138)
Monday January 21, 2013, 1:41 pm
signed & noted

Agnes W (141)
Monday January 21, 2013, 1:43 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday January 21, 2013, 2:18 pm
Absoutely signed

Suzanne L (99)
Monday January 21, 2013, 2:49 pm
N&S. Sadly these are used in Canada too, especially in the far north.

Ruth M (235)
Monday January 21, 2013, 3:14 pm
Signed & noted absolutely sickening!!!!

Krystal Smith (1)
Monday January 21, 2013, 3:25 pm
Just another one of those monsterous things that are still legal because more than half of us are still stuck in the dark ages too damned stubborn to at least give into more humane trapping.

Ann Breeden (65)
Monday January 21, 2013, 3:27 pm
This may be one that I've already signed but I'd sign it 100 times to have it banned forever.

Stephanie C (14)
Monday January 21, 2013, 3:39 pm
Signed and noted. sad :(

Past Member (0)
Monday January 21, 2013, 3:45 pm
trapping with steel traps should be banned Its cruel and barbaric nowadays causing unnecessary suffering to animals I cant understand how it has been banned for so many years in so many other countries but in one of the most powerful countries they are still using this outdated torture Imagine having one on your own leg well animals suffer the same pain and suffering as us Please tell them to stop this practice its horrific

Tal H (10)
Monday January 21, 2013, 3:58 pm

Eternal Gardener (745)
Monday January 21, 2013, 4:32 pm

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday January 21, 2013, 4:58 pm

Shirley S (185)
Monday January 21, 2013, 5:36 pm
Noted & signed in SHEER DISGUST!!

Lynn Squance (235)
Monday January 21, 2013, 5:41 pm

People have also been hurt stepping into traps. Barbaric!

Patricia E G (61)
Monday January 21, 2013, 6:11 pm
I have signed this petition and many
to Ban "Leg Hold Traps".
Thank you Cher.

Ann B (60)
Monday January 21, 2013, 6:58 pm
noted and signed

Geynell Eskite (68)
Monday January 21, 2013, 7:58 pm

Caroline S (78)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 12:30 am
signed with anger.I cant understand why this torture is still being used . I hope so much the eagle on the picture was saved....

Pogle S (88)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 1:05 am
Disgusting! I thought these traps had been outlawed long ago.

Anna Undebeck (256)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 2:26 am
Sick and heartbreaking!!!!!
Noted and signed.
Thanks Cher.

melissa pickle (1)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 6:36 am
signed, this is terrible. Ban this now.

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 7:54 am
Signed again, this is so CRUEL!

Ann P (17)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 9:36 am
Noted and signed. Heartbreaking. L♥ve ☮ Peace.

MmAway M (493)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 2:45 pm
No words that I missed this one. Thank you Cher and Henriette also for the foward! SIGNED and forwarded! I am #!#! OFF at Mankind! The more I see, the more I truly believe they are EVIL! GREEDY POS!

Mary T (178)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 4:19 pm
Thanks Cher, Signed and shared.

Betty Kelly (4)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 5:31 pm
These traps should absolutely baned.Traps that do not maim or kill and chacked within 24hrs. from setting should be the only legal traps.

Bruno Moreira (61)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 6:08 pm

Lisa P (63)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 4:07 am
signed and noted

Arild Warud (174)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 6:15 am
Signed,TY Cher.

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 10:45 am
Done. Thanks.

Trish K (93)
Friday January 25, 2013, 2:45 pm
They should be forced to imagine their children or pets walking in the woods while building these death traps.

Süheyla C (234)
Friday January 25, 2013, 3:17 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks.

donnaa d (14)
Friday January 25, 2013, 3:18 pm
yes if it was one of their kids, or indeed a beloved pet, they would not want this too happen, so why hurt and innocent animal, shame shame shame on you!!!

Erin Walden (16)
Friday January 25, 2013, 3:36 pm

Michael Holland (10)
Friday January 25, 2013, 4:02 pm
Signed and noted. When will this cruel and barbaric treatment of animals end ?

Marilyn M (145)
Friday January 25, 2013, 4:03 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you, Cher.

Iveta c (47)
Friday January 25, 2013, 4:16 pm
Signed !! Horrible !!!

Betty Kelly (4)
Friday January 25, 2013, 6:06 pm
All traps that maim or kill should be baned.Traps that capture must be checked within 24hrs of being set. Strong penelties should given to those that choose to ignore these restrictions.

Don Schwarz (5)
Friday January 25, 2013, 7:49 pm
Signed and noted. This barbaric practice should be stopped immediately. There is no reason for it and it demeans us both as a country and as human beings.

M s (2)
Friday January 25, 2013, 8:08 pm
How much more barbaric are humans going to be?? Let's put the limbs of trappers and hunters in these contraptions and drop them in the dessert I am so sickened by the continued cruelty of mankind

Helen Porter (39)
Friday January 25, 2013, 10:49 pm
Don't know how I missed this one, but I did.

Now it's signed by Zee also.

Thank you.

R T (14)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 2:28 am
@ James W - "Maybe Barack & Joe need one slammed shut on their leg!" What inspired such an intelligent comment. First you ask them to help ban this cruel trap and then you make a comment like this and on a site that screams CARE all you are doing is bringing down the tone of a wonderful site dedicated to helping and CARING for this wonderful (& confused) world we live in. PLEASE look up the meaning of the word CARE.

It is frightening to hear that a first world, highly developed country like America still allows the use of such horrific devices but then again when we consider the lack of gun control, the mass shooting of school kids, the attitude of hunters (so called sportsmen) we really shouldn't be surprised.

Natalie V (27)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:59 am
noted, already signed

Linda Jarsky (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:15 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. is quoted as saying, “Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”

Joy M (171)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:01 am
Signed and noted before...

Yulan Lawson (156)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 7:42 pm
Noted and signed.

Waltraud U (83)
Monday January 28, 2013, 9:16 am
done ty

Emma S (241)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 12:23 pm
Done! Thanks, Cher.

Wendy F (62)
Friday February 1, 2013, 10:54 am

Yvonne F (179)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 3:21 am
So signed!!!! Thanks Cher! What would we do without you????

Diane B (275)
Monday February 4, 2013, 9:25 pm

Valerie Disle (66)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 5:17 pm
signed and noted

Beth M (143)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 12:08 pm

Nick Bezdek (0)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 12:21 am
How can anybody be so cruel to an animal
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